Episode 40 – Post Gen Con 2019

We survived Gen Con!  Listen to our harrowing tales of “the best four days in gaming”.

WARNING:  In this episode we talk about rampant capitalism, playing games, and adult beverages.

Games Discussed:

Night’s Black Agents Solo Ops
Red Markets
Trabajo
Le      Corbusier
Elevation
Veblen      Goods
Band of Blades
Zweihander
Eclipse Phase 2nd Ed 
Mothership
Hive Mind
Dead Planet
Pound of Flesh
Masks of Nyarlathotep Dark Adventure Radio Theatre
Tachyon Squadron
Star Crossed
For the Queen
King in Yellow (Annotated)
The Sword, The Crown and the Unspeakable Power 
The Watch 

Music:
Infiltrators by Nathaniel Wyvern 

Actual Play – TimeWatch – The Valkyrie Gambit

Patreon Backer Game.

When nuclear war breaks out in the 1960s TimeWatch must scramble to 1865 Munich to restore the original timeline.  But fixing the problem is just half the job when it comes to time travel.  

Brownie- Uurrk – 33,000 BCE Neanderthal (he/him)
Chris – Dr. Breen – 23rd century New Zealand Chrono-Scientist (she/her)
Geoff –   Skegg –  Psychic Velociraptor from alternate time stream (he/him)
Laura –   Kelfala – 24th century West African starship pilot (she/her)


Special thanks to our Patreon backers for  playing with us this episode.

Episode 39 – Prepping for Gen Con & Player Decisions


If it’s your first time going to Gen Con, this is your survival guide. If it isn’t, still listen along and nod knowingly when we say something to which you agree with. In this episode the RPX crew will offer advice to surviving ‘best four days in gaming’.
Also, in this episode we will also explore how to handle unexpected actions from players.

Special shout out to Crazon / Review Cultist of Al Dente Rigamortis for our new logo. Be sure to check out his Deviant Art page  as well as pasta podcast  Al Dente Rigamortis .

Note:  In the show we mention parking through Gate 10.  Welp, they’re sold out.  Sorry.  
Music: Ketsa – Up Down

Actual Play – Base Raiders – Dead Shift

Earth has fallen, and the Waffle House is closed. In the wake of a zombie apocalypse of super hero proportions, the remnants of humanity float above Earth in the super max security prison known as the Shackle. After a scavenger team on a supply run fails to return, an unlikely team of super powered refugees is assembled to go investigate the team’s disappearance and bring back supplies. 

Aaron –  Mike – Son of the super villain Doctor Worm. Claims he isn’t a mutant. 

Adam – Cailum  –  Crossroad demon who inherited the position through a bit of nepotism.  

Chris – Janice  –  Teleporter.  When someone offers you psychedelic mushrooms to cure schizophrenia, it’s going to break bad. 

Nathan –  Roswell –   Stranded on Earth after a failed scouting mission, Roswell was convinced to turn his engineering skills to helping the US government. Now after a comfortable life time he’s forced to back into the fray to protect the new home he has. 

Ethan – Xiphos – Small time criminal magic user who rose up the food chain after all the other super villains turned into zombies

Actual Play – Deadlands Reloaded – The Hell Outta Dodge

In an odd turn of events, three siblings from the Dodge clan find themselves reunited on a riverboat. However, their reunion is cut short when a group of armed river pirates set their eyes on the what the Pinkertons have stored in the cargo hold.  

Chris – Billy Dodge – Simple young man with big dreams that may be a wizard.
Aaron – Jeb Dodge – Elder brother of the Dodge clan tasked with keeping his siblings out of trouble.
Nathan – Emily Dodge – Eldest of the Dodge siblings fleeing east to escape ‘relationship’ problems.
Darth – Jane Red – Bounty hunter looking to inflict a little pain.
Adam – Jasper Finch – Confederate deserter wearing the identity of a dead priest. 

Episode 33- Time Travel




Time travel can be tricky. Being a game master where players can travel to virtually any time or place can also be tricky, but rewarding if your players manage to punch a Nazi T-Rex in the face.  In this episode we sit down to discuss and compare TimeWatch and Continuum and the dos and don’ts of time travel.

Areas of Discussion: Current RPX campaigns being ran as well as our upcoming pilot episodes.Topics of discussion: Time travel, TimeWatch, Continuum, Behind Enemy Times (campaign), Aaron’s Masks campaign, why Chris hates time travel, pilot episodes.

Episode music:
Glueworm Evening Blues by Lobo Loco

Actual Play – Unknown Armies – Jingle All-Mart the Way

jingle all-mart
Per a conversation we had on the latest episode of Beyond the Wall of Patreon, Chris has devised a surreal Jingle All the Way UA scenario.
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 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the mart, not a customer was stirring, despite discount Paul Blart. The Day Shift had a truly busy day, true, but this left Darby, Ann and Mike with nothing to do. The night forecast to be nothing more than a bore, but then three strange customers entered the store…
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Aaron – Abe – Beloved gutter mage from a yet to be published UA campaign.
Adam – Mike –  Optimistic prosthetic wearing All-Mart employee trying to contain the store’s weirdness.
Ian – Darby – Works at the All-Mart to uncover what caused her college friend’s death.
Vince – Ann – Ann took up a job at the All-Mart in the hopes that she might find her creator (psst Ann is a robot)
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Episode 32 – Termination Shock Kickstarter

Termination Shock

Acclaimed game designer and author Greg Stolze drops in to discuss his newest RPG projects, Termination Shock which is currently kickstarting through December 25th, and a standalone version of Arc Dream’s Grim War.

Please swing by the Kickstarter page and check out Termination Shock.

Also, check out the Stolze’s  Termination Shock actual play campaign.

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Episode 31 – Role Playing Problematic Characters

Problematic Character Type

We all can’t be paladins. 
Stemming from a recent debate among RPX members over a potential Delta Green scenario, in episode we discuss playing problematic characters and/or character types. 
Areas of Discussion: Problematic characters, Game-specific problematic characters, Role playing difficulties, The role of genre on character.
Shout outs: 
Vince recently had an article published on Aeon.  Be sure to stop by  and check out his article Gamified Life

Don’t click this link.

Episode 30 – Post Gen Con 2018

It took us nearly a month to recover, but the Roleplaying Exchange is back with our rather lengthy post-Gen Con episode.  Join us as Adam, Chris, Daniel, Laura M., Patrick, and Sean discuss their Gen Con 2018 experiences.
 
SWAG Discussed:  
Psst… We have a super-secret Patreon page. It is super-secret because Adam accidentally flagged it as adult content. So until Patreon reviews our account and determines that our nudes are in fact *tasteful* (j/k), you can only find this page through the links we post. Go ahead join. Tell your friends you supported RPX before they sold out and went mainstream.